Recent Television Appearances
"Each of these delightfully quirky images show real — or one might say “surreal” — moments that prompt the viewer to take a moment to fully process the composition. Entertaining and captivating in equal measure, Higbee’s images reflect an unquestionable talent born from a sharp eye that views the world in a unique way. Waiting several months in the same spot to capture at least one of his shots, he clearly has plenty of patience, too."
Featured by LEICA
"His long-term street photography project Coincidences sees Higbee exploring his chosen home of New York City, capturing uncanny moments that offer a surreal and sometimes bizarre view of life in this most chaotic metropolis. Lying in wait for days or weeks on end, his patience and persistence is paid off more often than not, with the resulting photos providing an almost too-good-to-be-true sense of humorous serendipity. We spoke with the affable Leica Q photographer at length about his route into photography, how he goes about shooting on the street and how capturing “once-in-a-lifetime” moments is all about how you view the world around you."
"Higbee's Coincidences is a collection of photos taken on the streets of New York City at serendipitous moments: a man in an advertisement seems to lead a pedestrian by a rope; a commuter merges with The Weeknd when he passes behind a poster of the singer; a woman on the subway has a Mickey Mouse balloon for a head. Higbee prowls the city looking for naturally-occurring optical illusions like these, and his patience pays off (to the tune of 32K enthusiastic Instagramfollowers). Through quirky vantage points, creativity, and a well exercised instinct, Higbee captures delightful shots of everyday city life."
Twitter Moment, February 27, 2018
"Higbee calls his photo series Coincidences his 'love letter to New York, and to the infinite number of magical, ephemeral and serendipitous moments that make it a city unlike any other.'"
"Made you look! Photographer captures surreal optical illusions and uncanny coincidences he sees on the streets of New York, describing his fascinating pictures as a 'love letter' to the city."
"Street photography requires an immense amount of patience and an openness to see the moments happening around you. Once a medium focused on the documentation of daily life and of shared humanity, modern street photography has taken on a more interpretative and artistic bend. Photographer Jonathan Higbee's images from the streets of New York City are cleverly captured, often whimsical and always well-timed scenes accentuating the fact that the surreal surrounds us daily if we're simply patient and take the time to truly see it."
"In the right place at the right time: The photographer Jonathan Higbee lurks in New York coincidences and pushes the trigger of his camera at the right moment."
"A love letter to New York, Higbee’s photographs celebrate the serendipitous nature of many of the interactions experienced in the constantly shifting city, his stills capturing the strange, amusing and just plain weird quirks that can be witnessed if you’re always looking." -- Toby Orton, Plain Magazine
My Modern Met
"Higbee's work shows dedication, a quick wit, and even quicker trigger finger, as spying these moments and catching them before they pass by is a skill honed from years of careful practice. It's work that encourages viewers to open their eyes to new perspectives, and delight in the small details of life." -- Jessica Stewart, My Modern Met
"For over a decade, photographer Jonathan Higbee has walked the streets of New York with a camera in-hand, spotting extraordinary juxtapositions and unusual moments when the world aligns for a split second in front of his lens. At times he manages to completely erase the boundaries between manufactured imagery found in billboards or signage that pollute the city streets and captures anonymous passersby who seem to live in an alternate reality." -- Christopher Jobson, Colossal
"In my opinion, the single biggest skill necessary to make strong street photography is the power of observation. If one learns how to truly be present in the moment (and take themselves out of it) step back and observe life, they can then tap into a special quality of the moment that so few have access to. This is the nature and appeal of voyeurism."
June 21, 2017 "Curious moments arise every day on the streets of New York. The scenes captured by Jonathan Higbee with his Leica Q, however, are so way-out, funny and noteworthy, that we couldn’t avoid asking the LFI Gallery photographer a few questions. A chat about street photography, the talent of precise observation and the street as a stage." -- LFI
StreetPhotography.com Founding Member
June 2017 I'm thrilled to be a launch artist at www.streetphotography.com I'm in great company of talented friends and colleagues like Michael Ernest Sweet, Sally Davis, Stuart Paton, Spyros Papasypropoulos, Johnny Mobasher, Juan Cristobal Cobo and more.
The new organization aims to be a comprehensive home base for the art of street photography on the Web.
"I love this work. It’s bright, bold, and certainly beautiful - especially for New York City - the famous “black and white city” as Woody Allen would say. I say, “New York City a.k.a. fifty shades of brown”. But Jonathan Higbee busts that claim with this collection. Whether this work finds its home on a bank wall, above the bed in a boutique hotel room, or in Madonna’s penthouse - it’s photography, it’s art, and it should be on its way to iconic status because it is New York City in one of the freshest, most compelling, most colorful takes of recent times." - Michael Ernest Sweet, Huffington Post
My review of the Hasselblad X1D for street photography, published by the Phoblographer.
"One of the most interesting photographers of the young generation in New York"